Decision Maker: Director: Development of Place
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
In 2012 this part of the wider Temple Quarter
Enterprise Zone was identified as having heritage value. In 2019
the Council received requests from members of the public and local
interest groups to consider designating the wider Silverthorne Lane
area as a conservation area.
A six-week public consultation exercise was undertaken during January and February 2021. 23 responses were received including 2 objections that objected to the principle of a conservation area designation but did not dispute the area is of historic interest and contains heritage value.
Under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 the Council has the ability to “… determine which parts of their area are areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance, and shall designate those areas as conservation areas”.
Under the current Growth and Regeneration Directorate Scheme of Delegations the Director: Development of Place is delegated the authority to designate conservation areas.
The Cabinet Member for Spatial Planning and City Design was briefed in March 2021 and supported the designation.
Approval to designate the Silverthorne Lane
area as a new Conservation Area and adopt the associated character
Option 1 - Not to designate the area a
Conservation Area – but this would leave recognised heritage
assets, which are an identified part of the historic character of
the area, at risk of harm or loss, and would be contrary to the
expressed desire of members of the public and local amenity
Option 2 -
Option 3 -
Publication date: 30/03/2021
Date of decision: 25/03/2021